This week we’re asking – “Can my dog eat that?” Our focus will be on fruits and vegetables that are coming into season over the couple of weeks. These items will most likely be on sale and easily available for you to freshen up your pup’s diet.
Today our series concludes with – Tomato and Mushroom!
I’m saying YES to Tomato. This is for the tomato only – the plant on which it grows does contain two compounds, Tomatine and Solanine, which are toxic to dogs. So if you’re growing tomatoes in your garden this year, be sure to keep the green plant parts away from your pup’s reach.
Tomatoes are a great way to add “coolness” to your dog’s diet. We often use them in our food recipes and sometimes in our treat recipes too. Mix a tomato or two with a pound of ground beef or chicken and make some meat cookies. Your pup will love them.
I’m saying YES to Mushrooms as well, but only the ones you can purchase in the store or grow in your garden. Wild mushrooms can be toxic and should be avoided. Mushrooms contain a host of valuable minerals for your dog including copper, phosphorus, and niacin. They also contain Vitamin C. Why not add a hand full of mushroom to your tomatoes and ground beef and make a super charged meat cookie!!
Thanks for joining us on this blog series. If you’d like us to make food for your dog, start here.